Nuclear power

The construction of nuclear power plants is currently active in Finland. In addition to the ongoing construction of the Olkiluoto 3 unit there is Fennovoima´s Hanhikivi-1 project to be implemented in Pyhäjoki.

The construction of the Fennovoima nuclear power plant began in 2014 with the construction of a road and the preparation of the plant site. The plant supplier is the Russian company Rosatom, with whom a supply contract was signed in December 2013. The supply model outlined in the contract can be described as 'turnkey', i.e. the contract includes all jobs related to engineering, licensing, construction, installation, testing and commissioning, unless specifically assigned to Fennovoima. The construction of a nuclear power plant in Hanhikivenniemi, Pyhäjoki, constitutes a major international project to be implemented in Finland. Elements associated with the actual energy production, such as the supply of reactors and turbines, are the core competence of the supplier. The construction of the power plant also requires a vast amount of construction and installation work to be performed on site, creating plenty of demand for local competence in the various phases of construction. Requirements placed for subcontractors depend on the safety classification of the target to be implemented, and acceptance as supplier requires varying degrees of preparation, depending on how demanding the target is. Assessing your company's expertise and capabilities against those required from suppliers provides a starting point for developing the functions of your company so that the preparedness to contribute to the projects exists when needed.

Even though the construction of nuclear power plants with the associated requirements for safety, quality and documentation is challenging, the Fennovoima project provides an opportunity to enter the sector on our home turf. Finnish culture in matters of safety in the field of nuclear power is globally renowned, and a company meeting the Finnish standards also possesses the capabilities to function in the international market. A well-implemented supply project in Finland provides an opportunity to reach out to new customers and become involved in similar projects also abroad.

For more information on Fennovoima's Hanhikivi 1 project, visit the Fennovoima website:

More information on trainings targeted at businesses is available in the Events Calendar and on the website of FinNuclear Association.

The area of the investment and the surrounding subregions are preparing for the immigration of thousands of new workers, and local entrepreneurs are carrying out preparative work to improve their chances of becoming involved in the project. Read more in the Preparative measures section.

Salmisaarenaukio 1
FI-00180 Helsinki, FINLAND
Tel. +358 (0)20 757 9200

Pyhäjoki branch
Vanhatie 48
FI-86100 Pyhäjoki, FINLAND
Mon to Tue 9 am to 3 pm

Registration of the subcontractors:

Technopolis Ruoholahti 2
Energiakuja 3
00180 Helsinki

RAOS Project Oy
Ollinmäentie 3
86100 Pyhäjoki

Raahe District Development Center
Hillevi Ylitorvi
Manager, International Affairs,
Hanhikivi Connection project
tel. +358 (0)40 830 3185

Edvard Musijenko
project specialist, P-P Verkkopalvelut project
tel. +358 (0)40 135 6967

Municipality of Pyhäjoki
Matti Soronen
tel. +358 (0)40 359 6001

Town of Raahe
Harri Tuomikoski
Adviser, Industry
tel. +358 (0)40 1356 811

Ylivieska Sub-region
Antti Kotka
Project Manager, P-P Verkkopalvelut project
tel. +358 (0)400 958 180

Town of Kalajoki
Miia Himanka
Director of Economic and Business Development
tel. +358 (0)44 469 1246

Jouni Kähkönen
Liaison Director, Energy and Mining Industry
tel. +358 (0)44 703 1320

Municipality of Kempele
Miia Marjanen
Business Manager
tel. +358 (0)50 316 9701

Municipality of Liminka
Teemu Haapala
Business Development Manager
tel. +358 (0)44 577 9037

Kokkolanseudun kehitys Ltd
Sami Viljanenn
Business Development Manager
tel. +358 (0)44 780 9900